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Curbside Cart Program


Curbside Cart Program

The City of Yellowknife is implementing a two-cart waste system for single family dwellings in residential areas throughout Yellowknife as part of the Curbside Cart Program.

Your home should have a black cart for garbage pick-up and, if you live in Range Lake, you should also have a green cart for organic pick-up.

Green carts, used for pick-up of organics, will be phased in over four years. An overview of the rollout schedule can be found here. By the end of 2017, all single family dwelling throughout Yellowknife will have organics curbside collection.

View the 2017 Curbside Cart schedule here.

View the 2018 Curbside Cart schedule here.

***Range Lake residents will have black cart (garbage) collected on Dec. 26 and green cart (organics) collected on Jan. 2, 2018.***

Cul-de-Sac Cart Placement

The City of Yellowknife has painted lines in cul-de-sacs to make placement of Black and Green Carts easier and more efficient.  Residents are asked to place their Carts inside the painted box. One cart can be placed in each box, and wheels must be placed against the back of the box. Proper placement will help ensure that the contents of your Cart is collected. Carts must be placed for pickup prior to 7:00am on collection day.

 Cul-de-sac Cart Placememt lines


What are the benefits of the Curbside Cart Program?

The Curbside Cart System includes two carts: a black cart for garbage and a green cart for organics. Together, these curbside carts are a safer, cleaner and more efficient way to deal with garbage. Cities throughout North America, including Whitehorse, St. Albert, Winnipeg and Calgary, currently use the Curbside Cart System. 

The carts are the first step in phasing in new waste collection equipment that will allow the City to collect organics. New garbage trucks and carts will modernize our waste collection methods. These trucks are equipped with mechanical arms, which empty waste from carts into the trucks, making pick-up more efficient and safer for waste collection employees. 

Check out the Yellowknife Curbside Cart Collection video to learn more!

Cart Placement

The new curbside cart program requires proper placement of your cart. Please view the following maps and diagrams to know how to place your cart:

Snow Removal & Garbage Pick-Up

The City of Yellowknife needs your cooperation with snow removal and garbage pickup in your area. Please ensure streets are clear of obstacles for operators to perform snow removal in the early hours of the morning. Signs are placed 24 hours in advance in areas of snow removal so residents are aware snow removal will be taking place. The City would also like to remind residents that once garbage bins have been emptied to return them to your property so streets are clear for snow road maintenance.

The City appreciates your assistance in this matter to ensure a smooth snow removal transition.


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